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Edward A. Delano - married 1872 in IL, then disappeared
Posted by: Molly Kennedy (ID *****0579) Date: April 09, 2007 at 10:03:43
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AM seeking information about Edward A. Delano - possibly b. NY (or MA), circa 1845-1852.... was in central Illinois for a few years in the 1870's - long enough to get married, have 2 sons, then disappear.

July 31, 1872 - Edward A. Delano married Miss Martha A. Turner in Christian Co IL. (too early for IL records to contain parental/genealogical information; marriage performed by a J.P., so no church records, either).

May 8, 1873 - first child born - son Charles
late 1874 - 2nd child born - another son, George.

Next "sighting" - 1880 Federal Census, Alms House in Tazewell Co IL -- both boys, now 7 & 5, plus their mother Martha De Lano, age 25, still married, but no husband around... All 3 listed as "paupers"

Miscellaneous Census Schedule from 1880 indicates Martha DeLano suffering from "canser of stomack", and that she & the boys had been at the Alms House since June 1877, at the "expense of county".

No later findings of anyone other than the son Charles E Delano, b. May 1873 IL, d. 1924 in IL. His death certificate, completed by his daughter, indicated his father's name was Francis A. DeLano, b. NY - but the marriage license proves differently.

NO Delano/DeLano/Delana/De Lano death records in Tazewell Co IL, 1877-1900.

I have a "gut feeling" that Martha (nee Turner) Delano either WAS still married, but husband Edward A Delano resided outside of IL - OR they were divorced, resulting in the woman & 2 sons being "paupers".

Can anyone help me??

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